Old EnglishspEnglish
Hue nSkin complexion. 2. form, shape, figure. 3. appearance, aspect, specter. 4. external appearance, color of the face and skin. 5. an apparition, phantasm. 2. color.
Hue vbTo form, fashion, figure. 2. to give an external appearance to (in later use): of colour. 3. (In earlier use) - to fashion; feign, pretend. 4. to tincture. 5. to depict, describe vividly. 6. to become coloured; to take colour.
Hue phr"Hide and Hue" - skin, complexion.
Hued adjFigured, formed.
Hueless adjIn OE. shapeless, formless.
Huelessness nAn absence of colour or pigmentation; colourless.
Hulk nA ship, formerly a light, fast-sailing vessel; later, a large ship of burden or transport, often associated with the corrach. 2. now, (somewhat archaic) - a big unwieldy vessel. 3. a hull of a ship. 4. the body of a dismantled ship, used as storage or formerly as a temporary prison for convicts. 6. transfig. & fig. a big unwieldy person. 7. a bulky unwieldy mass.
Hulk nA hut, shed, hovel. 2. a hiding place, hiding, concealment.
Hulk vbTo condemn to "the hulks" 2. to lodge (temporarily) a sailor, convicts etc in a hulk. 3. to act, hang about, or go in a clumsy, unwieldy or lazy way. 4. to rise in bulk or massively.
Hulking adjBulky, unwieldy, clumsy or ungainly on account on something bulky.
Hulkish adjPertaining to the hulks somewhat clumsy etc. 2. like or of the nature of a hulk, bulky, unwieldy.
Hulky adjUnwieldy, clumsy, loutish, ungainly.
Hull nShell, husk or pod of peas or beans. 2. the outer covering of the rind of any seed. 3. collectively the cuticle of grain, bran. 4. the core of an apple. 5. transfig. & fig. something that encloses or encases, as in the case of the chrysalis. 6. the encompassing membrane of the leaf. 7. a hut or hovel. 8. pen or sty of a animal. 9. clothes or garments. 10. the body of a ship.
Hull vbTo remove the hull of, shell or husk. 2. strip of outer covering. 3. to shed teeth. 4. to pick fruit. 5. to lose the hull.
Hull vbOf a ship: to float or be driven by the force of the wind or current or the hull alone. 2. to strike or piece the hull (or vessel).
Hull phr"Hull Down" - so far away that the hull is invisible by the curvature or convexity of the earth;ssurface. 2. with the hull invisible, being below the horizon.
Hull phr"Lying Ahull or at Hull" - in sailing this expression is a controversial method of weathering a storm, by drowning all sails, battening all hatches and locking the tiller to leeward. A sea anchor is not used, alloing the boat to drift freely, completely at the mercy of the storm.
Hull-breach nThe damaging or puncturing of a ship's surface.
Hulled adjA husk or hull of a particular kind. 2. of a ship having a hull or body of a particular kind.
Hulling nThe outer covering; an outer garment.
Hulling adjHaving or abounding in hulls or husks,
Hulster nOE. heolstor : a covering, concealment. 2. a hiding place; a retreat.
Hun nLoanword from late Latin, in OE as 'hune', or 'hunas'. a member of a group of certain Asian pastoral nomads who invaded parts of Europe during C4th and C5th and were defeated around the year 455 by Gepids other Huns and Romans forces. 2. (gen.) a barbarous and destructive people. 3. an offensive name for a German during the WW1 & WW2.
Hunch vbOE. to limp.
Hundred nA subdivision of a county or shire, having its own court; also formerly applied to the court.
Hundred vbTo reckon, count, tell.
Hundred phr"A Hundred and One" - very many.
Hundred phr"All the Same in a Hundred Years" - a consolation for present adversity.
Hundred phr"A Hundred to One" - indicating a very slight probability .
Hundred phr"Not a Hundred Miles Off" - in the very neighborhood or very spot.
Hundred phr"What You Won in the Hundred, you Lose in the Shire'"
Hundred-eyed adjArgus-eyed; acuity of eyesight.
Hundred-fold adjAs a hundred times as much.
Hundred-handed adjOf Greek mythology gods known for keeping watch and warding during war.
Hundred-man nThe constable or officer of a hundred.
Hundred-mote nThe assembly of the hundred; the hundred court.
Hundreder nA bailiff or chief officer of a hundred; the hundred man. 2. an inhabitant or dweller of a hundred, esp. one liable to serve on a jury. 3. a centurion.
Hundredfold advA hundred times as much or as mass. 2. a hundred times in amount
Hundredth adjIn arithmetic, a hundredth is a single part of something that has been divided into a hundred parts.
Hundredweight nFormerly also known as a centum weight or quintal, in US equal to 100lbs (45.36kg); in Britain's imperial system equal to 112lbs (50.8okg).
Hunfolk nThe huns, the hunnish people.
Hung adjSuspended by hanging. 2.having hanging additions or appendages. 3.(law) Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial. 4. of a legislature, not having or lacking a majority political party, as a 'hung parliament'. 4. (computing, colloquial) of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by re- booting the computer. 5.(colloquial, of a male, vulgar) having large genitals (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung). 7. (colloquial, of a man, slightly vulgar) having a penis of a certain size
Hung phrHung Over" - suffering from a hangover.
Hung phr"Hung Up"- obsessed with, preoccupied with.
Hunger nPhysiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation; hunger, hungriness. 2. strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; any strong eager desire. 3. an uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food; hunger-bit.
Hunger vbTo feel the need to eat. 2. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for; crave, hunger, starve, lust. 3. be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!" ;starve, hunger, famish. 4. to feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger. 5. to have an eager desire; to eat. 6. to make hungry, to famish.
Hunger phr"Hunger for" - long to have something (which one may have lacked) friendship, love, happiness, success.
Hunger phr"Hunger Knows No Friend but its Feeder" - the most basic human needs in order is oxygen, water, & food. Until those needs are met nothing else ( no other friendship) matters.
Hunger-bane nDeath by starvation. 2. starvation.
Hunger-beaten adjOvercome by hunger and starvation.
Hunger-bitten adjFamished, starved.
Hunger-den nWretched hell-hole of misery and starvation (lit & fig.)
Hunger-driven adjActs or actions motivated by hunger.
Hungered adjHungry, starved, famished.
Hungerer nOne who suffers hunger. 2. one who longs or craves.
Hungering nCraving, longing for, yearning.
Hungering adjCraved, longed for, yearned.
Hungerless adjFree from starvation.
Hungerly advHungrily, greedily.; with a hunger. 2. starved or famished.
Hunger Moon phrThe first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves, the Wolf Moon. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. ... The Wolf Moon on the night between 1 and 2 January 2018 is a Supermoon. See also Blood Moon, Old Moon, Hunger Moon, Cold Moon.
Hunger-starve vbTo starve (die) of hunger?
Hunger-stone nA stone found in a river that can be seen when the water level is particularly low.
Hunger-strike nFasting undertaken as a means of protest, often by prisoners.
Hunger-stricken adjAffected by overwhelming hunger and famine.
Hunger-wolf nThe ravenous hungry wolf at the door, as a depiction of hunger.
Hunger-world nThe world of famine and hunger. 2. areas of the world struck by famine and food shortages.
Hungild nHundgild: (dog-tax) - a payment under the Forest laws on account of allowing a dog to roam free.
Hung-over nSuffering endured the following day by those who have over-indulged in alcohol and spiritous drinks the night before.
Hungrily advGreedily, in a hungry manner; to hunger or crave.
Hungriness nQuality or condition of being hungry, greediness. 2. longing.
Hungry adjFeeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food. 2. (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; athirst(p). 3.having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire. 4. showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious. 5. the cruel, hungry foam. 5. not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil.
Hungry phr"Hungry as a Hunter" - very hungry.
Hungry phr"Hungry Like a Wolf" - ravenously hungry.
Hungry Forties nThe years 1840-49 known for widespread distress among the poor.
Hungry ghost nIn Buddhism, a type of supernatural-being condemned to desire more than it can eat, and depicted usually as pitiable creatures with a huge belly, but empty stomachs. Furthermore, they have pinhole mouths, and their necks are so thin they cannot swallow, so they remain hungry. Beings are reborn as hungry ghosts because of their greed, envy and jealousy. Hungry ghosts are also associated with addiction, obsession and compulsion.
Hunnishness nThe state or quality of being hunnish or hun-like.
Hunt nAn Association of huntsmen who hunt for sport (in a hunt club). 2. an instance of searching for something. 3. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone; search, hunt, hunting. 4. the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts. 5. the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport.
Hunt vbPursue for food or sport (as of wild animals);run, hunt down, track down. 2. pursue or chase relentlessly; as hunters or detectives. 3. chase away, with as with force. 4. yaw back and forth about a flight path. 5. oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent. 6. seek, search for. 7. search (an area) for prey. 8. to follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds. 9. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after. 10. (Change Ringing) -to shift up and down in order regularly. 11. to hunt counter, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps. 12. to search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer. 13. to search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence. 14. To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish. 15. . To use or manage in the chase, as hounds. 16. to use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
Hunt phr"A Still Hunt" - a hunting for game in a quiet manner. 2. any quiet and cautious hunt for something.
Hunt phr"He Who Hunts Two Hares Leaves One and Loses the Other" - no one can do two things properly at once, for he falls between two stool, or tries to serve two masters.
Hunt phr"Hunt Down" - to chase down (an animal) until caught or killed. 2. to run to earth. 2. fig. to pursue, find or prosecute until end. 3. hunting down.
Hunt phr"Hunt Out" - to expel or drive from cover or shelter by hunting or persistent search. 2. to track down. 3. fig. to arrive at or discover by investigation.
Hunt phr"Hunt Up" - look, search for.
Hunt phr"On a Witchhunt" - an exercise seeking to find someone who can be blamed.
Hunt phr"Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hunters" - to keep in with two opposing side.
Hunt phr"The Hunt Is Up" ('the hunt's up'.) - an old song played to awaken the huntsmen in the morning.
Hunt phr"Hunt Up" - search for until found.
Hunted adjBeing the subject of the hunt. 2. fig. nervous and agitated, as if pursued.
Huntedly advIn a hunted or pursued manner.
Hunter nOne who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman. 2. a dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog. 3. a horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting. 4. one who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter. 5. a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel [syn: Orion, Hunter]
Huntercraft nThe art, skill or craft of being a hunter.
Hunter-gatherer nA member of a people whose mode of subsistence is based on hunting animals and gathering plants.
Hunter-gathering nA mode of subsistence based on hunting animals and gathering plants.
Hunter-goddess nArtemis. the Greek goddess of the hunt; Diana, the roman equivalent.
Hunter-like adjHaving (many) of the characteristics of a hunter.
Hunter's-green phra dark, dull-green color formerly used for hunting costumes.
Hunter's moon nA name of the full moon next after the Harvest Moon.
Hunter-steed nA horse used for hunting.
Hunting nThe stalking, chasing and killing of animals for food (or sport). 2. the act of pursuing game. 3. looking for or seeking something, esp. work or housing.
Hunting nGame killed during the hunt.
Hunting-dog nA dog that tracks prey using its sense of smell rather than by its vision.
Hunting-ground nAn area used for hunting. 2. (fig).a place where people can find what they are looking.
Hunting-horn nA bugle blown during the hunt.
Hunting-knife nA long, sharp, single or double edged knifeused by hunters and campers.
Hunting-tide nThe season for hunting.
Hunting-watch nA watch having the dial side as well as the reverse side protected by a metal cap or lid.
Huntsman nA hunter. 2. a fox-hunter, esp. one who manges the hounds during the hunt. 2. one of the many spiders of the family 'Sparasidae'.
Huntsmanlike adjHaving a some or many characteristics of a hunter.
Huntsmanship nThe position, office, or business of the hunter. 2. the art of the hunt or hunting.
Huntsman spidernMembers of the family Sparassidae, are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting. They also are called giant crab spiders because of their size and appearance.
Hunt-smock nOne who 'hunts' after women; philander, womanizer; bird-dog.
Hunt's-up nA tune played on a horn to awaken huntsmen in the morning ; hence, anything that awakens.
Hurdle nA light movable or artificial barrier that competitors, horses or men must leap over in certain races. 2. an obstacle that you are expected to overcome. 3. the act of jumping over an obstacle. 3. a movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes. 4. in England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
Hurdle vbTo wattle or to constructed a barrier or frame by intertwining of branches, withes, twigs. 2. to jump a hurdle.
Hurdle phr"Fall at the First Hurdle" - fall or fail at the first obstacle or challenge.
Hurdle phr"Overcome a Hurdle" - to get through a difficult time; to overcome difficulty.
Hure advAt least; least of all, anyhow, at any rate, with regarding, even. 2. certainly, especially. often doubled 'hure and hure' ('hurend hure').
Hurst nAn eminence, a sandbank in the sea. 2. a grove of trees, copse; wood or thicket of tree.
Husband nLate OE: Hus & Bond. Note: OE - rightwere.
Husband vbTo manage or administer carefully and frugally; use to the best advantage; economise, to conserve.   2. to till; cultivate; farm; nurture. 3. to provide with a husband. 4. to engage or act as a husband to; assume the care of or responsibility for; accept as one's own.
Husband phr"Good Husband" - one who manages his affairs with skill and thrift; a saving frugal, or provident man; an economist.
Husband phr"Husband and Wife" - man and wife; a married couple (the implication usually being stability , closeness etc somethimes assocaited with marriage)
Husband-and-wife n"Husband and Wife" trees" are a natural phenomenon (inosculation) in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees (conjoined trees) grow together. It is biologically similar to grafting and such trees are referred to in forestry as gemels,
Husbanddom nThe position or condition of being a husband. 2. married or marital status; husband-and-wifedom.
Husbanded adjCultivated, tilled. 2. carefully managed; economical, used sparingly.
Husbandhood nThe position of a husband.
Husbanding nCultivation, culture, village or the soil. 2. economical and thrifty use of resources, etc. 3. the action of storing up. 4. mating or copulating with a husband.
Husband-hunter nA woman seeking a husband. 2. a matchmaker.
Husband-in-law only nA husband in law only, such as one who has abandoned his wife. A husband who provides legally required support, but not love or affection. (colloquial) Another husband of one's wife. Typically used in cases of divorce and subsequent remarriage.
Husbandless adjBeing without a husband. 2. unwed, single. 3. bereaved of a husband; widowed.
Husbandlike adjIn the manner of, or after a husband.
Husbandly adjBelonging or befitting a husband. 2. having a character of a husband; marital. 3. of plants: cultivated, trained, domesticated. 4. thrifty, frugal, sparing, economical.
Husbandman nA tiller of the soil. 2. a married man.
Husband-ripednRipe, ready for a husband and marriage; of marriageable age; nubile.
Husbandship nThe action or office of a husband.
Husband-slayer nA wife or other person who kills or murders one's husband or the husband of another.
Husband-town nA farm.
Husband-weeds nRustic clothing.
Husband-wife adjPertaining to or involving, as the quintessential husband-wife relationship; 'the husband-wife songbirds, as 'The Captain and Tenaille'.
Hussy nA compound of 'house' & "wife' unrecognizable through purely regular phonetic change. 1. a housekeeper our housewife. 2. a cheeky or disrespectful girl, a woman's improper, inappropriate behavior. 3. a case or bag for needle, thread, etc.
Husting n(O.N & Late O.E: hus & thing)a platform where candidates in an election give speeches. 2. (historical) an assembly, (parliament) esp. one of the retainers of the ruler. 3. Hustings, Thing, Althing, Moothill. 2. the principal court in the City of London; the place where the election of members of parliament were held; now, any political campaign speeches are made.
Husting phr"Be Beaten at the Husting" - lose a parliamentary election.
Husting-day nA day or time when candidates make a presentation to an audience before question from the public.
Hux nOE: Hux, huse. 2. mockery, scorn, insult, derision.
Huxen nThe hough, hock of a quadruped. 2. hough or hock of a man.
Hux-word nA word or words of derision, mockery, scorn, insult. ^^^^
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